Good-bye Balch & Bingham! New Exodus Shakes Embattled Firm

We knew this could happen.

Long time partners and attorneys throughout Balch & Bingham’s footprint would probably get sick and tired of Balch’s foolish conduct in Birmingham.

And so a new exodus begins.

Esteemed partner Richard E. Glaze, Jr. from the Atlanta office has left Balch & Bingham after almost a decade at the firm.  Glaze is now a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in the firm’s Atlanta office, according to Law 360.

A former Senior Attorney at the Environmental Protection Agency, Glaze is focused on civil and criminal enforcement matters brought by federal agencies and the Department of Justice (DOJ), including defense of environmental claims and white collar crimes prosecutions.

Maybe some of his former colleagues at Balch will be retaining him for possible criminal defense needs in the near future.

More troublesome is long-time staff are also looking elsewhere.

Balch & Bingham’s  Human Resources Director Lisa Arrington, who worked for Balch for over 12 years, has jumped down the street to Burr & Forman, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.

We wish all the best and much success to Rich and Lisa!

About the hemorrhaging, we once wrote sarcastically,

And if Balch & Bingham begins to fall apart like Haskell, Slaughter, Young, & Rediker, who and what will be left?

A Star Chamber? Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr.? Dreamland Bar-B-Que?

Them slabs of ribs are tasting pretty good right now.